The Political Philosophy of Montaigne
This provocative book provides a comprehensive interpretation of Montaigne's Essays as a work of political philosophy. David Lewis Schaefer diverges from the prevailing view, which prizes the Essays as an example of authentic literary self-portrayal but holds that the book is not a coherent philosophical work. Arguing for Montaigne's significance as one of the philosophic architects of the intellectual revolution that generated the distinctive characteristics of modernity, Schaefer demonstrates the extent to which Montaigne was a systematic, radical, and political thinker. For the 2018 second printing, the author has included a list of his most important publications on Montaigne since this book's original publication.
Cornell University Press
Ithaca, NY and London
Political science -- France -- Philosophy -- History -- 16th century; Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592 -- Political and social views; faculty
European History | Political History | Political Theory
Schaefer, David Lewis, "The Political Philosophy of Montaigne" (2019). Holy Cross Bookshelf. 47.